Kelly Townsend

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JANN, Coroner, Schitt’s Creek top WGC Award’s drama, comedy noms

Jennica Harper, Jann Arden and Dan Levy are among this year’s crop of nominees for the awards, which will be handed out at a gala ceremony on April 27.

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Minister Steven Guilbeault to open BANFF

The Minister of Canadian Heritage will deliver a keynote address during opening ceremonies on June 14 as part of his first appearance at the festival.

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OMNI renews Blood and Water, Second Jen

Both series broke CSA records by being the first OMNI programs to earn nominations for Best Drama (Blood and Water) and Best Comedy (Second Jen).

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CSAs ’20: TV’s new contenders on their paths to nomination

The producers of six of Canada’s newest Canadian Screen Awards-nominated series share the journey from development and production to the Academy ballot.

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Transplant gives CTV a Wednesday night ratings win

The Sphere Media Plus-produced medical drama pulled in an average audience of 1.3 million on its Wednesday premiere, leading its 9 p.m. timeslot.

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Citytv, Brain Power find a perfect match with The Wedding Planners

Brain Power Studio founder Beth Stevenson shares how Citytv popped the question to greenlight the series and how it fits into their growth strategy.

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Corus launches new multi-channel Global app with free content

Corus is bringing its channels under one umbrella, with select unscripted content from Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada available to stream for free.

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Syfy orders supernatural series from Blue Ice Pictures

The Surrealtor, from the prodco behind Vagrant Queen (pictured), has received a straight-to-series order from NBCUniversal channel Syfy and is expected to premiere in 2021.

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Family Law opens for business

Principal photography for the Global drama, produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, begins March 2, with an all-Canadian cast.

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In brief: Podcast Crime Beat gets the TV treatment

Global also expanded its episode order for the latest season of reality series Big Brother Canada, while Toronto’s N5 Pictures unveils a new title.

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How Sphere Media Plus and Bell Media brought Transplant to life

The evolution from a pitch concept based on producer Tara Woodbury’s family history to CTV’s newest Canadian prime time original medical drama.

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CBC boosts collaboration with Germany’s ZDF

The pubcasters signed an MOU at Berlinale to codevelop scripted and factual content, marking CBC’s third strategic international partnership in less than a year.